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Just How Well Are Patients Reading Your Labels? Use Science to Find Out

Prescribed multiple therapies and frequently caring for themselves at home, patients are overwhelmed these days. Packaging and labeling, therefore, must do everything possible to help patients understand the products they use.

Noble Presses Forward on Packaging Education Products at Pharmapack North America

As the number of patients who self-administer using drug-delivery devices continues to grow, with more patients being introduced to injection and pulmonary devices, it is of paramount importance to provide proper packaging to further the education. Recent user studies show that approximately 84 percent of patients are failing to follow all of the steps within drug delivery.

3M’s Nexcare Brand Launches 7th Annual Give Campaign in Honor of World Blood Donor Day

3M kicked off its seventh annual Nexcare Give Campaign, where Nexcare Bandages partners with the American Red Cross and America’s blood centers to raise awareness about the increased need for blood donations.

The nationwide blood donation initiative encourages blood donors around the world to give back and give attention to the 12th annivery of World Blood Donor Day on Sunday, June 14.

Multisorb Hires Irene Low as Business Development Leader for East Asia Healthcare Packaging Division

Multisorb Technologies appointed Irene Low to the position of business development leader - Healthcare Packaging East Asia & Australia.

In this role, Low will support current East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand customers and lead new business development efforts for healthcare packaging in the region. Based in Singapore, Low will report to Laxmikant Khaitan, commercial director of healthcare packaging - Asia Pacific.

Apple Converting to Feature Water-Based Gravure Printing at Pharmapack North America

Apple Converting joins the Pharmapack North America show June 9-10 in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. It will highlight its specialized printing, laminating, and converting capabilities and services that will be used for traditional drug-delivery systems.

Apple Converting will be located at booth 4120.

Video Calls for Regulatory Updates to Plastics-to-Fuel Technology Solutions

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance (PTOTA) released an animated video to create a call to action for plastics-to-fuel technologies as a viable end of life solution for non-recycled plastics, as well as a complement to recycling.

ITW Pillar Technologies Introduces New Spare Parts Program

ITW Pillar Technologies, a manufacturer of advanced induction cap sealing and surface treatment systems, launched a new Genuine Pillar Parts program to support its technologies.

According to Chester Schwartz, service manager, the program was developed for its customer base to ensure they “are experiencing the highest level of uptime and productivity” with the ITW Pillar Technologies systems at the lowest operating cost.

Marchesini Group to Show New Carton Labeling and Tracking Machine at Achema

Marchesini Group will be unveiling the new, user-friendlier BL A421, a special version of the company’s BL range of carton labeling and tracking machines, at ACHEMA 2015 on June 15-19 in Germany.

Glossy Packaging Material Can Now Be Coded With Domino Printing’s Latest Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Domino Printing Sciences launched new ink for use in its range of G-Series thermal ink-jet printers (TIJ) printers. The BK118 ink extends TIJ printing capabilities to effectively code onto challenging materials, such as plastics, films, foils, and coated cartons.

Employed in a variety of industries ranging from food to pharmaceutical, thermal ink-jet printing is suited for primary packaging and outer case applications. Now, due the resistive qualities of the ethanol-based BK118, even glossy packaging materials can be coded, according to Domino.

Barton Group SqueezyStraw Pouch Takes Silver Edison Award

Barton Innovation Group Inc. of New York has been named a winner of a 2015 Silver Edison Award for its SqueezyStraw packaging.

The new single-serve dispensing pouch has its own built-in sipping straw with a segmented straw section, a merchandising feature, and an available stand-up pouch configuration. It can accommodate all liquids – chilled, frozen, or ambient. It opens at a tear notch.

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